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Stories from Monday, March 26, 2012

Jury recommends death penalty for Collings (03/26/12)
With unwavering attention, the jury listened closely to every word the attorneys offered in their closing statements, which marked the end of the penalty phase in Christopher Collings' capital murder trial. After sitting through 11 days of testimony and taking a little over four hours to find Collings guilty of first degree murder last Tuesday night, the jury spent 51 minutes deciding that Collings deserved the death penalty for the rape and murder of 9-year-old Rowan Ford back in November 2007...
News In Brief (03/26/12)
The Monett Community Church, located across from Ramey's, will host the mid-week Lenten service at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Rev. Dr. John Niper, interim pastor of the Monett First Presbyterian Church, will be preaching. A lunch will be served following the service. Host pastor is Rev. Dr. Chad Bennett...
Traveling display honors Missouri's fallen (03/26/12)
A large crowd gathered for the "Remembering Our Fallen - from Missouri" ceremony that took place on Saturday at the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) in Monett. Judge Mike Garrett opened with remarks of the 134 soldiers depicted in photos against American flag backdrops...
Monett in line for $2M grant (03/26/12)
The City of Monett has received preliminary approval for an unexpected grant of up to $2 million for the city's water system improvement project. Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch said the state's Drinking Water Commission reviews water projects that apply to the State Revolving Fund (SRF) for low interest financing. Points are awarded to projects...
LEPD members vote to close the group's Monett office (03/26/12)
Members of the Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) voted to close the office at the Monett that is currently housed at the Monett Judicial Center and go to a "virtual office," where communications are primarily sent via e-mail or telephone. The move will save approximately $3,600 annually in rent and another $2,400 in phone costs...
Weekend crashes leave three people with injuries (03/26/12)
Two Arkansas residents were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash that took place at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday on Interstate 44 about two miles west of Halltown. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2005 Kenworth, Kay W. Hardin, 61, of Marked Tree, Ark., left the roadway and struck a median cable. The vehicle then went airborne, struck an embankment and landed in a creek...
PC basketball players cross 1,000 career points (03/26/12)
Pierce City High School had two basketball players score their 1,000th career point this season. Wayne Joe Sooter and Kaelyn Osborn each reached the milestone during their senior campaigns which came to an end two weeks ago. For Sooter, basketball runs in his blood...
William Walters (03/26/12)
William "Bud" Walters, age 46, of Pierce City, died on Thursday, March 15, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the First Baptist Church in Washburn. Arrangements are under the direction of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home...
Brady Smith (03/26/12)
Brady Jay Smith, four week old infant son of Garach James and Kristen Nicole (Obermann) Smith, of Republic, Mo., was born on Feb. 17, 2012 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo., and passed away on March 18, 2012 in St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo...
Mary Noel (03/26/12)
Mary Ann Noel, age 74, of Wentworth, died at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City. Rosary services will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 26 with visitation to follow. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Pierce City...
Violet Goold (03/26/12)
Violet Charlotte Goold, age 104, formerly of Aurora, died at 7:06 a.m. on Thursday, March 22 in her home. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 26, in the Maple Park Cemetery...
Mable Beasley (03/26/12)
Mable E. Beasley, age 94, of Pierce City, died at 12:54 p.m. on March 25 at Freeman West in Joplin. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Pierce City. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:25 at Lakin Funeral Home...
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